Does Mathematica run on HP-UX (Itanium) ?
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- Subject: [mg64688] Does Mathematica run on HP-UX (Itanium) ?
- From: "Dave (from the UK)" <see-my-signature at southminster-branch-line.org.uk>
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:18:37 -0500 (EST)
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According to the Wolfram site http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/platforms/ Mathematica 5.2 runs on HP-UX with the PA-RISC processor. But if you had an Itanium box (specifically zx2000) running HP-UX would it run? I'm led to believe HP-UX on 64-bit Itanium has a binary compatabiltiy layer which allows binaries for PA-RISC to run. See: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2003/030519a.html where it states: "Additionally, moving to a new architecture usually creates numerous compatibility challenges and often forces customers to leave behind application software that they value. HP has addressed this issue nicely with HP-UX 11i v2 for Itanium processor-based systems, which offers near functional equality and binary compatibility to HP-UX 11i v1 for PA-RISC." If anyone does run Mathematica on the HP-UX operating system on the Itanium processor, what is the performance like? I have no idea how much this binary compatability impacts performance. If the Itanium emulates all the PC-RISC instructions, I suspect it runs slower than on the older PA-RISC chip, despite the much higher peformance of Itanium. I know Mathematica runs on Linux on Itanium, but that is not an option, for other reasons, so I am just interested if it runs on HP-UX with the Itanium processor -- Dave K Minefield Consultant and Solitaire Expert (MCSE). Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam. It is always of the form: month-year@domain. Hitting reply will work for a couple of months only. Later set it manually.